DIRTY WORDS

“Bisexual” No Longer On The List Of Google’s Banned Words

Bisexuals — and those who love them — can breathe a sigh of relief now that Google has deemed the term safe for work.

Till now Google has associated “bisexual” with pornography,  having added it to its list of banned terms in 2009. As a result, organizations and community resources catering to bisexuals had a drop in search rankings. Enter BiNet USA. The advocacy group successfully petitioned Google to take their minds out of the gutter and get with the bi program.

“It’s not every day one of the biggest companies in the world changes its mind, but we are thankful that Google now sees bisexual people just like everyone else,” BiNet USA President Faith Cheltenham told the Advocate.  “It will take time for bisexual search terms to be ranked as they were before the ban, but now bisexual people and their allies have a fighting chance to be seen, heard, and understood.”

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9 Comments

  • Carl 1

    Good, better late than never. Can you imagine the right royal sh*tstorm that would have kicked off if they’d banned homosexual, heterosexual or other terms?

  • Cam

    @Carl 1:

    Carl, multiple search screens do ban the word homosexual or gay. We were trying to do charity outreach from a job and had many people wanted to direct their employee donations to a gay group and couldn’t pull any of them up to get them added to the listing because the standard filter provided by the outside vendor screened out homosexual and gay.

    Took a bit of a shitstorm to get that removed.

  • Cosmic Destroyer

    Yes, but I’m guessing “Cynthia Nixon” is still a dirty word.

  • KARUADAM

    FUCK Google, and everyone that use it!!. Block it and stop use it like many of us did long time a go!! .

  • GeriHew

    @KARUADAM: We get most of our traffic from Google. Nearly everyone uses it.

  • Cam

    @GeriHew:

    And how will YOU be celebrating it Geri? :)

  • GeriHew

    @Cam: I hope to be doing some bouncing up and down at some point……

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